Concord is latest community to issue local mask mandate

CONCORD, Mass. — The Town of Concord has issued an indoor mask mandate, effective immediately.

The Concord Board of Health adopted the emergency regulation Tuesday, and the mandate went into effect hours later at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.

In a statement posted to the town website, the Board of Health says that move is “based upon review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity and new incidence case rates in Concord and in Middlesex County, and the expanding prevalence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the region and across the country...”

Face coverings (masks) will be required for all individuals aged two years and above in all indoor public spaces, houses of worship, private spaces open to the public, or where individuals from different households can gather, except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability.

The order from the town can be read in its entirety here.

The town says the mandate will no longer be in effect whenever either the 14- day average daily incidence for Concord is below 20% as reported by MDPH, or the Level of Community Transmission data from the CDC for Middlesex County is not categorized as “High.”

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